Michael Moore Gets Personal After Trump’s Speech: ‘The Sickness of This Man…’
Michael Moore, the liberal documentary filmmaker and pundit, was having none of Donald Trump last night. Moore, famous for such works as Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, and Sicko blasted the president’s address to the joint session of Congress Tuesday evening and took the criticism in starkly personal terms.
“I’m going to get an Emmy for this. Most applause for a dead solider on my watch. The sickness of this man,” Moore sneered during an appearance on MSNBC, in which he mocked the president’s salute to fallen Navy Seal William “Ryan” Owens. The sustained standing ovation for Owens was widely hailed by critics from both sides of the aisle as the speech’s most powerful moment.
Moore didn’t let up, accusing Trump of pathological callousness.
“To a malignant narcissist you’re not ever thinking that you’re insulting anybody because it’s all about you,” he said. “That would require empathy.”
Moore’s negative take was largely the exception in an evening where there was generally bipartisan agreement that the speech had been a powerful performance. CNN’s Van Jones, called it “one of the most extraordinary moments” in political history, while Mediaite‘s own John Ziegler declared that the address may have saved Trump’s fledgling presidency.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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